| Aug 31, 2011
| 8:35 PM
A few weeks ago, 24-year-old Amanda Stirrat completed her master's degree in public health at Purdue University. Most of her peers struggled to find work. As for Stirrat?
"The job market seemed easy," she said with a shrug.
She credited her studies in...
| Jul 31, 2011
SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. — Like a memorable scene from the movie "Witness," the red and white tractor-trailer rig seems almost alien as it roars past the nondescript horse and buggy along Indiana State Road 5 south of Shipshewana.
It's a classic Kodak...
| Oct 17, 2010
FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Directions: Go north on Interstate 5, over the Grapevine and connect with Highway 99. It's a straight shot up past groves of fruit trees, miles of vineyards and farms growing everything from cotton to tomatoes. Once you pass...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 5:27 PM
In scores of consumer complaints, Heart Check America clients have accused the company of using pressure sales tactics inappropriate for a health care firm as it markets long-term medical imaging contracts costing thousands of dollars.
The Tinley Park-...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 12:56 PM
Seeing a chance to stop one of the most deadly kinds of cancer before it forms, doctors at Johns Hopkins and at other hospitals around the nation are focusing on the common pancreatic cyst.
Up to 20 percent of pancreatic cancer begins as one of these...
| Aug 6, 2011
Chicago's first round of testing for a toxic metal called hexavalent chromium found that levels in local drinking water are more than 11 times higher than a health standard California adopted last month.
But it could take years before anything is done...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 2:43 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Masturbation could play an important role in sexual self-awareness and condom use in teenage boys, according to a new report.
Researchers found 86 percent of boys who said they'd worn a condom last time they had sex also...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 7:03 PM
The nanny checked on Madison Morr twice during her afternoon nap. The second time, Madison's skin was blue — her face was pressed against the bumper pad that lined the inside of her crib.
A medical examiner found the 5-month-old baby had...
| Sep 18, 2010
From a plane, it would be easy to think one of the nation's dirtiest power plants is within the Chicago city limits.
But the aging State Line Power Station, a major contributor to the city's chronically dirty air, sits just a few hundred feet over the...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 12:44 PM
It's a statistic that confounds and frustrates just about anyone who works to make sure the sounds of everyday living are heard: Only about 1 in 5 Americans with hearing loss actually uses a hearing aid.
The stumbling blocks? The cost of hearing aids,...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 6:15 PM
Any time Emilia Czyszczon gets bogged down in her biological engineering studies — any time she considers taking the easy route on an assignment — she thinks about her father.
He, too, attended Purdue University, but only after emigrating...